OHL Announces Disciplinary Action
OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Kitchener on the 4th of November, 2011 involving the Rangers and the visiting Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club.


The incident reviewed was a 5 minute major and game misconduct for charging assessed to player Tom Kuhnhackl of the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club for his hit on Kitchener Rangers’ defenceman Ryan Murphy.


Based on such review, it is the position of the League that player Tom Kuhnhackl shall be suspended for twenty (20) games, dating from but not including the game of Friday, November 4th, 2011.


Click here to see video and rationale of the Tom Kuhnhackl suspension.


The league has taken the position, that for education purposes, any announcement regarding supplementary discipline will be supported by video footage and additional rationale for all incidents involving checking to the head, checking from behind, and others at the discretion of the league.

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